PMJ Productions was founded by Prav MJ to develop and stage plays in London from emerging writers that create debate and hopefully change. FACELESS, by emerging US playwright Selina Fillinger will have its European premiere at the Park Theatre in London on April 17 2018.
Selina Fillinger is a Chicago-based actor and playwright, who recently graduated from Northwestern University. As a writer, Selina is committed to telling stories with female heroes and antiheroes--great women braving great storms.
FACELESS premiered in Chicago's Northlight Theatre in 2017 and was Joseph Jeff Award-nominated. Other original works include THE ARMOR PLAYS: CINCHED/STRAPPED (Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative, Alley All New Festival); and SOMETHING CLEAN (Sideshow Theatre’s Freshness Initiative).
This is a play that follows the unexpected twists and turns of Susie, a suburban Chicago teenager who lives her life on the internet.
In FACELESS, Susie messages her "faceless" friend “I think I’m ready to convert - I know I need two witnesses for it to count so I Googled it” leading her on a path of unexpected consequences..........
FACELESS is based on a true story.
Why this Play?
In 2017, the play was staged as a reading as part of "Young LIves Today" https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/young-lives-today at the Park Theatre. FACELESS resonated with the audience.
FACELESS is important to raise awareness of the power of the internet and how virtual friends can be persuasive to vulnerable young people leading them into courses of action that can be detrimental to their well being.
The play would highlight these problems in order to promote debate and to help parents and young people to understand the complexities of the internet.
The play is relevant in the UK as the internet has NO BOUNDARIES.
Risks and challenges
PMJ's last production Sket by Maya Sondhi was a play about "sexting" and young people that was successfully funded by Kickstarter. Thanks to your help the play received wide coverage - featured on Channel 4 TV news and on BBC Radio 4 Front Row and Talk Radio in London.
Also there were Q&A's after the show that discussed different aspects of the play including David Cohen, Evening Standard journalist talking about "Gangs" and "SafetoNet" about a safeguarding app for young people.
In 2014, Kickstarter helped stage The Lonely Soldier Monolgues by Helen Benedict. LSM went onto win further funding by Arts Council England, was nominated for the Liberty Human Rights Arts Award (http://bit.ly/1XhuZCD), in association with Southbank Centre (London). Excerpts of this play were broadcast on BBC Radio 4 'Today' program and the play was then published by Next StagePress.
Kickstarter was instrumental in bringing both plays to a wider audience and we would appreciate your help in doing this for FACELESS- help to stage the play and also to fund young people to see it.
So with your help we can "Kickstart" a debate and impact on public perception of the multiple problems faced by society in the ever changing world of the internet.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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